Commercial roofs, on the other hand, are typically flat. They are made of different materials as well. This can include layers of tar, gravel and other substances. Typical flat roofing materials include EPDM rubber roofs, BUR roofing or modified bitumen roofing. Also, commercial roofing contractors have obstacles to deal with on commercial roofs which may not be present on home roofs, such as drains, skylights and heating and air vents.
However, we do occasionally encounter business roofs that are sloped and are made of common home roofing materials. We treat all types of businesses with special care because we know that your business is your livelihood.
Commercial roofing is meant to last longer than residential roofing, but sun, rain, snow, wind and hail can take their toll on a commercial roof.
EPDM rubber roofing has seams that may begin to leak after a few years if it is not installed properly. We can repair damage that is due to normal breakdown of adhesive or poor installation techniques.
TPO roofing materials are prone to shrinkage and deterioration due to normal weather conditions as well as storms and hail stones. It isn’t recommended for do-it-yourselfers to attempt TPO repairs since several specialized tools are needed.
BUR, or built-up roofing, is another type of flat roof construction which consists of alternating layers of some sort of aggregate, glass fibers, and hot asphalt, and it is usually coated with aluminum or elastomeric material. These types of roofs tend to crack and must be covered with asphalt cement and roofing felt.
As you can see, a lot of expertise goes into flat roof repair. Clark’s Roofing and Construction is a commercial roofing company that is specially trained in all of these methods, plus metal roofing repairs and repairs needed on commercial roofing shingles.
- Metal roof repair
- Shingle roof repair
- Slate or clay roof repair
- Flat roof repair of all kinds
- Repair roof leaks
- Repair roof cracks or separation
- Hail damage repair
- Wind damage repair